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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Christianity and islam are NOT remotely Comparable.
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    That just depends on where you are in the world. I doubt the thousands of Hindus and Buddhists who were forced by the NLFT to convert to Christianity with a machete pressed against their throats would agree with you. Same goes for plenty of people in Uganda and Nigeria.

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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    That just depends on where you are in the world. I doubt the thousands of Hindus and Buddhists who were forced by the NLFT to convert to Christianity with a machete pressed against their throats would agree with you. Same goes for plenty of people in Uganda and Nigeria.
    Nice exception post!

    I note you did NOT quote or respond to the BULK of My post showing Islam's Worldwide Carnage which DWARFS anyone and everyone else's.
    So, yeah, it depends on where you are Only because you need a Microscope to find your example, while mine is pandemic and why every flier spends an extra hour on every trip.
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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Nice exception post! I note you did NOT quote or respond to the BULK of My post showing Islam's Worldwide Carnage which DWARFS anyone and everyone else's. So, yeah, it depends on where you are Only because you need a Microscope to find your example, while mine is pandemic and why every flier spends an extra hour on every trip.
    Microscopic? I wouldn't consider, for example, the abduction of 25,000 children for use as soldiers and sex slaves and displacement of nearly 2 million people by The Lord's Resistance Army to be microscopic. Such atrocities committed by Christian terrorist organizations are not microscopic but they are under reported in favor of the evil Muslim boogeyman created by the media.

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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    While it continues to remain enshrined as an inclination towards theocracy, Islam will remain contentious. Especially where it jars with its more tolerant counterparts. At the point where the muslim world develops its own format of what we understand as seperation of church and state, it should be just fine. With that, both its social and material prosperity is assured, as were ours once we learned that lesson.

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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    I'm not theologian enough to know if Islam is a "religion of peace," or not. But any Muslim nation whose leaders view it as a religion of violence had better have the forces to back it up, if they ever decide Allah has commanded them to attack much stronger opponents. Any nation like that could find itself on the receiving end of violence like its people have never even dreamed of.

    Even seventy years ago, the U.S. and Britain both had bombers that could--and did--kill tens of thousands of people in a single night, in Hamburg, Tokyo, Dresden, and other cities. The bombers of today could probably do even more damage than that. And all this without needing to turn to nuclear weapons, of which the U.S. has six thousand or so, most of them many times more powerful than the two used on Japan in 1945.

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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Just because a small minority of a group of people use violence as a means of pushing beliefs doesn't make that belief system violent.
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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Solid no. I don't doubt that many are distorting Islam but the silence of muslims who don't is deafening. One can only conclude that they approve of the bat **** crazy minority.

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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    A Muslim meets me for the first time....

    He/she has three choices:

    1) Convert me.

    2) Make me submit (Ie: tax me).

    3) Kill me.

    I voted no.

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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Yes?
    No?
    Yes and no?
    Something else?

    Please give some thoughts behind your conclusion.

    Bonus question: In your opinion, why did Bush II go out of his way to refer to it as such after 9/11? Do you think he actually believed it? Do you think he was trying to keep people (us and them) calm?
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    Re: Is Islam a "Religion of Peace"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    A Muslim meets me for the first time....

    He/she has three choices:

    1) Convert me.

    2) Make me submit (Ie: tax me).

    3) Kill me.

    I voted no.
    I met a Muslim for the first time last week at a soccer tournament and he asked me if I wanted a coffee... he was going to a cafe' and bought the four of us some. Maybe he wanted to lace it with cyanide but messed up... hell, I don't know.
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